Try to read at least 2 publications that the faculty member has been involved with before you contact them or meet them
It is okay if you don’t understand a lot of the content, but it will help you develop a knowledge base so you can have informed conversations
Reach out to faculty
Email the faculty member in a personal and professional manner
Make sure your email is professionally write.
Include complete contact information, as well as your interests, any previous experience, your availability, relevant course work, a copy of your unofficial transcript, and what you would hope to work on
It may take time to hear back from faculty. If you don’t hear back in two weeks, visit their office hours
Be prepared for any meeting you might have with a faculty member – treat it like an interview!